A 1-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped by his mother in Paso Robles, prompting an Amber Alert in several California counties, was found in Calabasas, officials said.
The alert was activated by the California Highway Patrol for San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Alameda counties Wednesday afternoon.
The boy, Namaste Dix, was seen with his mother, Rashawna Bullock, 23, and possibly another woman in a 2012 dark gray Jeep Cherokee with the license plate number 6XKD235.
Bullock was having a supervised visit with the boy and a child services worker when she allegedly demanded the worker’s cellphone, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported, citing a Paso Robles Police Department sergeant. When the man did not comply, Bullock, who had driven herself to the meeting point, got away with her son after brandishing, the newspaper reported.
The Jeep was believed to be driven by Bullock’s mother, Sebrina Bullock, 50.
In an updated alert, the CHP said the boy was found and “suspects” were in custody, without elaborating.
The Tribune reported that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department found the car near Calabasas after the alert went out.
Deputies stopped the vehicle and both women and Namaste were found inside. The women were arrested on suspicion of parental abduction, attempted robbery and criminal threats and the boy is expected to be transported back to San Luis Obispo County, according to the newspaper.
The alert was canceled about 45 minutes after it was issued.